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The Perfect Pull

We’ve done good to get the apartment liveable– of big importance┬áto me is the area I get to sculpt. At first I was all like, “I just need a little table and the bookcase for all my paint and stuff” and so I got that set up. Then I realized I wasn’t gonna have anywhere to put finished pieces, so I was like, “just let me get a utility shelf set and that’ll be good” and now I’m like, “all’s I need is a desk for my thoughts” which I haven’t got yet but it’s coming. Little corner of the room is turning into the whole thing, like any craftist probably knows, and will soon push all other stuff out of the house.

I’ve gotten a bunch of molds done, so that need for space is much more apparent. I’m jumping to the next step already, eager to see just how well all these molds are- the other day when I was working with the resin, I was jamming to the new Daft Punk and popping out perfect casts- little to no surface bubbles, and no missed spots. Whenever a cast is done setting up in the mold and I begin to pull it apart, I begin talking to it- “c’mon now, you gonna be a perfect pull for me? Aw, yeah first side’s lookin’ fresh. How bout the other side, whatta we got? Oh baby, looks like we got a– yup, that there’s a

 

*********PERFECT PULL*********

And usually then I do a little dance, probably sing whatever song is on but substitute the phrase “perfect pull” in wherever it’s possible in the lyrics.

photo (1)Hello lads, I’m Tingle but you may know me better as PERFECT PULL

After all the fan-fare, I eventually run out of resin and have a bunch of flaky figures in need of sanding. Last year I sanded every last piece by hand, sometimes spending hours on one small batch. This year I got wise and bought a cordless Dremel. I’m still spending hours sanding, but now it’s as fun as sculpting and I burn through around five times as many figures as I used to. The back deck is great for scratching these babies down, too, so I’m not breathing in all the mess I make. CONCLUSION: I’m the Batman of resin-cast figurines.

photo (3)A PERFECT PULL for good fun, A PERFECT PULL to get some, A PERFECT PULL to get lucky

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The Legend is True

So I spent three months putting a Zelda Chess set together, WHAT OF IT. Did you expect any less of me? Click that bit on the right to see so many pictures of all the characters. Each piece is unique, I didn’t replicate anything or use any molds. Boy, I sure kinda wish I had, though. Woulda saved some time!

I’m probably gonna get to take it for one test-drive before I send it away and never see it again… It’s a shame I’m terrible at chess, though.

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Zelda Chess Continued

Efforts continue to be made (by me) to finish Zelda chess. It’s getting close to being done (by me) but then it’s gotta be painted (I guess by me). I made a WIP gallery so you (not me) can see all the guys thus far. I think it’ll be my best chess set so far!

You can get to the Chess WIP gallery here.

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It’s Kind of a Big Deal.

Here’s a picture of what I’ve been working on lately– it’s a commission set of chess pieces for a Zelda-themed chess set. The guy who commissioned it has been asking me to crank this out for years now, but I’ve only deferred the project for lack of a female antagonist to fill the role of “Evil Queen”. All the other pieces came pretty easily, but the Evil Queen was the one that always put a stop to the project. I can’t make that excuse anymore, ’cause the guy found one? Can you figure out who she is? (hint: she ain’t in the picture over there, I haven’t made her yet.)

As you can imagine, this is a whopper of an undertaking, and it’s taken up my whole sculpting schedule. When it’s done, I can’t wait to play at least one game and lose terribly before I pack it up and ship it away!

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